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May 29

An Evening with Sara Bleich – Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery

Wednesday May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

$60.00 – $80.00

Please join us for dinner and conversation with Dr. Sara Bleich GSAS ’07, the inaugural Vice Provost for Special Projects, as she discusses the steps being taken by the University to implement the seven recommendations of the landmark Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery report:

    • Supporting descendant communities through excellence in education
    • Honor through memorialization
    • Partnering with HBCUs
    • Honoring direct descendants
    • Engaging with Native communities
    • Financial support for reparative efforts
    • Ensuring institutional accountability

About the speaker:

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Dr. Sara Bleich is the inaugural Vice Provost for Special Projects at Harvard University, director of the social sciences program and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. With more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, she is a policy expert and researcher who specializes in diet-related diseases, food insecurity, and racial inequality. Prior to this, Dr. Bleich served in the Biden Administration as the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary at USDA. As a White House Fellow during the Obama Administration, she worked at USDA as a Senior Policy Adviser for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Dr. Bleich was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2023 and holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and a PhD in health policy from Harvard University.




Strawberry Pecan Salad (V, GF)
Strawberries, goat cheese, and candied pecans
on a bed of peppery arugula and frisée with
strawberry vinaigrette


Chicken Piccata
Fresh herbs, finished with garlic, lemon butter sauce and fresh parsley

Pan-roasted Chesapeake Rockfish (GF)
With a grapefruit, watercress and baby red onion salad

Roasted Spring Stir Fry (V)
With roasted asparagus, swiss chard stems,
roasted cauliflower, roasted broccoli, red chile,
cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, peppers and
onions, topped with sweet potato wedges and
soy garlic honey


Spinach Gnocchi
Sauteed with spinach

Baby Red and Golden Beets (Vegan, GF)
With sautéed rainbow carrots


Chef’s assorted sweets

Plus beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee & tea


Wednesday May 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
$60.00 – $80.00


Hogan Lovells
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Sara Bleich - Harvard Club Members & their Guests
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$ 60.00
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Sara Bleich - Non-Members
$ 80.00
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